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PSG will ditch Lucas Moura to fund £49 million Eden Hazard deal

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Paris Saint-Germain are edging ever closer to a £49 million bid for Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Lucas Moura will be sold to fund the move, according to the Daily Star.

The French champions are ready to continue their assault on the Blues' first-team after they agreed a £50 million deal for David Luiz recently.

Having already been fined £50 million by Uefa for breaking new Financial Fair Play rules, the club are hoping to soften the expected hit on their bank balance to land the duo by offloading Lucas Moura.

The Parisian club were expected to continue ignoring the rules, despite their sanction, after club president Nasser All-Khelaifi insisted he would still target the best and most expensive stars.

The Brazilian midfielder joined PSG in 2013 from Sao Paulo for around £36 million after rejecting the chance to move to Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United. However the 21-year-old, who is sweating on World Cup participation after only being listed on Brazil's stand-by list, could be sold in another big deal.

Lucas has made over 60 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit and would expect to find a new club willing to pay a similar fee to what secured his exit from Sao Paulo.

Manchester United, under new manager Louis van Gaal, might rekindle their interest after claims from the player's agent that the Red Devils were monitoring the situation as Lucas became annoyed at a lack of playing time for Laurent Blanc's side in January.

Hazard meanwhile, is reportedly keen on joining Luiz on what would be a return to France for the Belgian playmaker.

The 23-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Lille for around £32 million in 2012 and has established himself as one of the Premier League's top stars. However he has faced criticism from Blues boss Jose Mourinho and it could lead to his departure.

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